Bluebacks swim strong at regional competition

Three Terrace Bluebacks won medals at the northwest regional swim meet in Kitimat on May 13-15.

Terrace Bluebacks Juliet Lukasser

Terrace Bluebacks Juliet Lukasser

Three Terrace Bluebacks won medals at the northwest regional swim meet in Kitimat on May 13-15.

Emma Kuirinlahti and Juliet Lukasser both won silver and Avery Back earned bronze in their categories.

Lukasser said her highlight of the swim meet was being able to win alongside her friend Back.

“We were really happy, because we always wanted to medal together, and it has never happened before,” said Lukasser.

Back said that she had tough competition in her category, but she feels that she swam really well.

“I put a lot of effort into it,” she said, adding that she also did her winning trick.

“My mom doesn’t get me gatorade unless she says I am going to win a medal, so I got gatorade,” she laughed.

Kuirinlahti said she felt really good about the competition and her highlight was swimming the relays.

“We won first in both of the relays that we did, and I had two other relays,” she said.

Best times were earned by Aubrey Gingles, Avery Back, Bella Lang, Colby Bowles, Emma Kuirinlahti, Juliet Lukasser, Nolen Knox, Reese Nester, and Rowan Coosemans.

Other Blueback accomplishments are as follows:

First in Individual Events:

Nolen Knox: 50 RFr, 100 IM, 100 Fr

Emma Kuirinlahti: 100 Fl, 50 Br

Juliet Lukasser: 100IM, 50 Bk

Bella Lang: 100 Br

Grace Lukasser: 100 Bk

Avery Back: 200IM

Laura Billson: 200 Br

Caelyn Christensen: 100 Fl

Aubrey Gingles: 50 Br

Brook Hansen: 200 IM

Renzo Zanardo: 100 Fr

Time standards reached in”AA”:

Nolen Knox: 50 Free

Time standards reached in ”A”:

Bella Lang: 800 Fr, 200 Fr, 100 Br, 200 Br, 100 Fr

Nolen Knox: 100 Br, 2100 Br, 100 Fr, 400 Fr, 100 Fr

Juliet Lukasser: 50 Fr, 50 Bk, 200 Fr, 200 Bk, 100 Fr, 400 FR

Aubrey Gingles: 200 Br

Renzo Zanardo: 200 Br

Top Points:

Juliet Lukasser: 36

Emma Kuirinlahti: 35

Nolen Knox: 34

Avery Back: 34

Bella Lang: 33